Listening Like Water
We are trained to know a lot about a person from looking and touching. And while we have our 10 questions or other interviewing checklists, there is a lot that comes from the interview and relationship with the patient that can help us to better understand them and hopefully be of service to them as well.
In this course we take a look into how the connection we cultivate with our patients can help not only to inform our clinical thinking and treatment, but become an essential part of the therapeutic process as well. We will touch on the importance of rapport, why judging our patients is not helpful (but we do it all the time), the power of gaining comfort with uncertainty, and a few gems from the Simple Questions and Dao De Jing.
In This Conversation We Discuss:
- The importance of building rapport
- Using point names as part of the therapeutic process
- Learn to understand your patients from their own point of view
- How to develop confidence in the face of uncertainty
- How to sustain a practice not just over the years, but decades
NCCAOM PDA: 2.25